Bumblebee tunic 1935.32.0048

A creature reminiscent of a bumblebee, with hands in front and hands on its hind legs
. All the animals have their heads pointing in the same direction and are positioned one after the other all round the tunic. They are embroidered in four different colour combinations which are regularly repeated.

Material and technique

The border is embroidered in woollen yarn on plain-woven woollen fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in linear style. The tunic is woven from tightly twisted woollen yarn.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 1B (c
. 100 BC – 200 AD)


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Item number 1935.32.0048
Category Tunic